Above the dangerously cracked lintel a datestone proclaimed Workman's Institute 1879.
I was charmed by the full-stop after the date. It somehow encapsulated an earnest desire to do the correct thing, combined with a lack of polished education that would know a full-stop was not usual. I tried to imagine what took place at this Institute - the long hours of self-improving study by exhausted workers anxious to get on.
Boarded up and soon to be pulled down.
Not enough is being done to protect Victorian industrial buildings (especially warehouses - indeed, especially warehouses in east of England ports).